Mugabe swears in acting Prosecutor General as Tomana suspended

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe on Thursday said he had suspended Johannes Tomana to allow investigations into allegations of corruption levelled against the troubled Prosecutor-General.

Advocate Ray Goba will be acting the Prosecutor-General until a three-member tribunal chaired by retired judge Moses Chinhengo completes its investigations into the matter.

Mugabe said this as he swore in Goba, Chinhengo and his colleagues, Emmanuel Magade and Elinah Machiya, at the State House on Thursday afternoon.

Mugabe also swore in members of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission and the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission.

Veteran ZEC commissioner, Joice Kazembe, was among those sworn in as she controversially found herself back into the Rita Makarau led Commission after her term expired recently.

Tomana faces criminal abuse of office charges. The charges arose after his decision to release two suspects allegedly involved in the botched attempt to bomb Gushungo Dairies from remand before plea.


He was arrested following the release of Solomon Makumbe and Silas Pfupa from remand.

Analysts were quick to link his fate to Zanu PF factional fights as Tomana is said to belong to VP Emmerson Mnangagwa’s faction which is said to be fighting against First Lady Grace Mugabe’s G40.-NewZimbabwe